da Vinci® General Surgery
Doctors often recommend surgery when medicine and lifestyle changes cannot ease your abdominal or gastrointestinal symptoms. If your doctor recommends surgery, learning about all surgical options can help you to make the best decision for your situation.
da Vinci General Surgery Procedures include:
About da Vinci General Surgery
da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive option for patients facing abdominal or gastrointestinal surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own. Surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. Together, the da Vinci System and your doctor are able to perform surgery through one incision*, or a few small incisions – similar to traditional laparoscopy. As a result, you may be able to get back to life without the usual recovery that follows major surgery.
The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
*da Vinci Single-Site surgery is available for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). All other da Vinci general surgery procedures are done through a few small incisions.
When Is Single-Site Technology Used and What Are the Risks?
da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site® Instruments is cleared for use in gallbladder removal, and for hysterectomy and ovary removal for benign conditions. Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci Surgery, including da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site Instruments. There may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery, including Single-Site surgery with the da Vinci System.
Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.
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